Some hardships present opportunities for food manufacturers and their R&D teams to partner with foodservice operators
July 8, 2021
“Last September, an operator approached us to help alleviate some labor challenges they were experiencing,” notes Elise Carlson, CFS, King & Prince senior research and development manager. “They were taking frozen, cellophane-wrapped cod, thawing it and then cutting it into pieces. Kitchen staff then cut the cod by hand so not all pieces were exactly the same, which is a desirable attribute."
At retail, we have seen the sauce, spread, dip and marinade categories expand significantly during the past few years. Much of this expansion has been driven by the wide array of options entering our markets from other world cuisines.
July online celebration highlights innovation, winners’ strategy stories
June 24, 2021
Prepared Foods is pleased to announce and recognize winners of its 19th annual Spirit of Innovation Awards (SOI). Since 2003, these distinctive awards honor food and beverage product development teams for excellence in consumer insights, cross-functional execution and overall innovation. This year’s awards recognize items introduced from January 2020 through March 2021.
Rich Products world headquarters serves as ghost kitchen for three new delivery-only virtual restaurants
June 11, 2021
The global, family-owned food company will use Dolly’s, its Buffalo, N.Y.-based world headquarters’ kitchen, as a ghost kitchen to bring three new virtual restaurants to Western New York: Grilled Cheese Society, Monster Mac and The Big Melt, with more slated to launch in the coming months.
A chef’s perspective on formulating with grains and seeds
June 9, 2021
Prepared Foods talks Chef Todd Ketterman, culinary manager at Reser’s Inc. Reser’s, Beaverton, Ore., is one the nation’s largest manufacturers of refrigerated salads, side dishes, sauces and more for supermarket in-store deli departments as well as commercial and non-commercial foodservice operators.
New organizational network focuses on accountability, simplicity, and transparency
June 8, 2021
Diamond Crystal Brands, Idahoan Foods, Knouse Foods, and Mount Franklin Foods joined to launch the Foodservice Brands Alliance ("FBA" or the "Alliance"), the first dedicated network for manufacturers in the foodservice industry.
With summer nearly here, all things grilling and barbecue become top of mind. When it comes to burgers and hot dogs, restaurant operator trends pave the way for cookout-inspired innovations, and Datassential's MenuTrends database provides the trend data to help focus creativity.